Siem Reap, Cambodia

If you are going to Cambodia and especially Siem Reap, then you will most likely hear about and stop at the nine hundred year old temples of Ankor Wat. Beyond these cultural icons, sitting on six hundred square miles, there are a considerable amount of attractions on offer in Siem reap.

Siem reap boast the Prek Toal bird sanctuary that holds within it some of the worldtis endangered species of birds. The park is a fairly cheap visit and provides boat tours that offer sights of birds in enormous numbers.

Those that cannot get over their awe for Angkor Wat are availed the chance to take a balloon ride over the six hundred miles of jungle, allowing for a deeper appreciation of the ancient sites.

Land mine museum provides a vivid picture of the regions past and the wars that ravaged it during the Vietnamese occupation. There is also a military shooting range for the more adventurous types, Angkor national museum, the fishing village of Kampong Phluk and more.

Siem reap is a nest of wonders waiting to be explored.

The best time to visit Siem Reap is from November to April. This is the dry season and the temperatures tend to be somewhat cooler.

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